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Ortiz: Manny's final days in Boston ugly

BOSTON -- A day after Manny Ramirez accepted blame and apologized for the way his tenure with the Red Sox ended in 2008, slugger David Ortiz acknowledged that "things weren't going in the right direction" during Manny's final days in Boston but pronounced his friend a changed man.

"If he was upset about something he wouldn't tell me, but he was upset about things [in 2008]," Ortiz said Saturday. "Everything started going crazy toward the end of his time here because he wanted his way out or whatever. Things happened and it's sad he went down like that with that caliber of player."

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